Opinions Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion was posted after IL deadline Thursday:
James Melton v. Tippecanoe County
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division at Lafayette. Judge Theresa Springmann
Civil. Affirms district court’s summary judgment in favor of Tippecanoe County. Finds that James Melton did not produce enough evidence to show that his rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act were violated through inadequate compensation.

Friday's opinions
Indiana Court of Appeals
In Re: The Adoption of: J.S.S. and K.N.S., Rayburn and Beth Robinson v. M.R.S.
Adoption. Affirms trial court’s decision to deny B.R. and R.R.’s motion to correct error after the trial court found that they had not established clear and convincing evidence necessary to dispense with parental consent. B.R. and R.R., foster parents, had petitioned to adopt J.S.S. and K.N.S. without the consent of their father, M.S.

Andrew Stetler v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of Andrew Stetler’s petition for post-conviction relief.

Abdullah Alkhalidi v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms denial of Abdullah Alkhalidi’s petition for post-conviction relief.

Kimberly A. Anderson v. Marc A. Anderson (mem. dec.)
Domestic relation. Affirms trial court’s decision to deny Kimberly Rudzinksi’s petition to include Marc Anderson’s capital gain in his child support calculation.

John E. Gray v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms John Gray’s conviction for Level 5 felony battery.

Calvin Lyons v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms trial court’s decision to deny Calvin Lyons’ request to withdraw his petition for post-conviction relief without prejudice.

Daniel N. Begly v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Daniel N. Begly’s conviction of a six-year term of imprisonment after he was convicted of stalking as a Level 5 felony.

Michael Cunagin v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Michael Cunagin’s conviction of battery as a Class A misdemeanor.

Michael R. Clark v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Michael Clark’s sentence to 35 years in the Indiana Department of Correction with five years suspended to probation after he was convicted of child molesting as a Level 1 felony.

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of N.D. and A.J., Minor Children, L.J. Mother v. The Ind. Dept. of Child Services (mem. dec.)
Juvenile termination of parental rights. Affirms the involuntary termination of L.J.’s parental rights with respect to her daughters, A.J. and N.D.